STAFF SERGEANT LOUIS SALVATORE DODDO; U.S. ARMY

December 25, 1913 (Norwalk, CT) – July 7, 1944; 30 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 4 Neptune Avenue, South Norwalk
Entered the service March 21, 1941
Service number: 31042417
27TH INFANTRY DIVISION; 105TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, COMPANY C

Awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal.

From 27th Army Division photos; found on fold3.com, an affiliate of ancestry.com

Japanese prisoner of war guarded by SSgt. Louis S. Doddo of Norwalk, Conn., who captured him as he walked out of a dugout into which Doddo had tossed a grenade. The Japanese soldier proved to be commander Jiro Saito, member of the staff of rear Admiral Takeshita Tsu.

Listed as “Finding Of Death” at Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, in 1945.

UPDATE: The City of Norwalk was told on November 30, 2020 that SSG Doddo’s remains were identified and will be returned for burial in May 2021. The official press release from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency can be seen HERE. Finally, closure for his family who waited 76 years for this news.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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